Lee County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

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More than a dozen family history books and articles have been published about Lee County's families.

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Lee County, Virginia Genealogy General Resources

As of November 2012, a query for individuals born in Lee, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 150,000 entries.

Lee County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 0 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Lee County families include:

  • Bicentennial Book Committee et al. Bicentennial History of Lee County, Virginia 1792-1992. n.p.: Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society and Don Mills, 1992. FHL Collection 975.5735 H2b
  • Laningham, Anne Wynn and Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales. Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties. 2 vols. Greensboro, N.C.: Media, Inc., 1977. FHL Collection 975.5735 D2L v. 1
  • Lockwood, Frances B. and Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales. Annotations, Corrections and Additions to Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties. 1978. FHL Collection 975.5735 D2L v. 2 supp

Lee County, Virginia Genealogy Books and Articles


It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Ball] Hoskins, William Woodson. John Ball of Lee County, Virginia and His Descendants: Bell County, Kentucky - Harlan County, Kentucky. Radford, Va.: Commonwealth Press, 1975. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B21h.
  • [Bowlin] Bowlin, Gerald D. "Information Given by Newton Rhea Bowlin, Great Grandson of Stephen Osborne and Son of Polly and Richmond Bowlin - 1924," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1978):2-7. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • [Burk] Johnson, Patricia Givens. Irish Burks of Colonial Virginia and New River. Blacksburg, Va.: Walpa Publishing, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 B917j.
  • [Campbell] Campbell, Donald H. The Campbell Family of Virginia. 1990s. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Clarkston] Inman, Gloria Kay Vandiver. The Bonds of Union: Descendants of Thomas Clarkston (1787-1856), Volume I. Pasco, Wash.: G.K.V. Inman, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 C561i.
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795593 Item 1 Includes Lee County.
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "The John Finleys of Augusta County, Virginia: Correcting the Record," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2002):3-13; Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2002):98-113; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2002):171-178; Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2002):268-281. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 46 (2002).
  • [Garrett] Garrett, Hester Elizabeth. A Book of Garretts. Supplement Number Three: This Book Has Corrected and Added Information on Descendants of John and Susannah Garrott of Amelia County, Virginia. It Has Also Some Information on Garretts of Lee County, Va. and of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania ...Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 G192g supp. 3
  • [Hale] Shepard, Clarence E. Head O'Lickin' and There Abouts. 2 vols. Dayton, Ohio: C.E. Shepard, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 H13sc v. 1.
  • [Hoskins] Hoskins, William W. "Hoskins," Bulletin of the Watauga Association of Genealogists, Vol. 17, No. 1 (1988):47-48.
  • [Lawson] Wilson, Christine L. Lawson Family. n.d. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Collection.
  • [Locke] Tiller, Linda Locke, Ardith H. Johnson, Jeanne R. Stanis, and Stella Locke. "Locke Families of Southwest Virginia," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1978):25-33. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. Page Family Records in Virginia Counties. 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 1982-2006. FHL Book 929.273 P141rdc v. 2 [Lee County appears in Vol. 2 Part 3]
  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. The Page Family in Virginia Personal Property Taxes (1782-1850). 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 P141rd v. 1-2 [Lee County appears in Vol. 2]
  • [Riggs] Sutton, Rita K. "The Riggs Family (A Partial Genealogy)," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 5 (1978):2-15. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • [Shumate] Ledgerwood, Marian C. Descendants of Mark Shumate of Claiborne County, Tennessee. Houston, Tex.: privately published, 1985. FHL Film 1307623 Item 7.
  • [Skidmore] Skidmore, Warren and William F. Skidmore. Skidmore. Rickmansworth, England; Delaware; North Carolina and West, 1555 to 1983. Akron, Ohio and Knoxville, Tenn., 1983. FHL Book 929.273 Sk32ss; 1998 edition: FHL CD-ROM.
  • [Spencer] Kelly, Margaret J. Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors: An Examination of Genealogical Records Concerning Joseph Spencer of Lee County, Virginia. Arvada, Colo.: M.J. Spencer, 2004. FHL Book 921.73 Sp33k.
  • [Spratt] Buchanan, Paul C. "The Spratt Family of Southwest Virginia Prior to 1800," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):297-305. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988).
  • [Sybert] Michaels, Elizabeth Henderson and John Henry Sybert. The Sybert Family of Lee County, Virginia. Morganton, N.C.: E.L. Michaels, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 Sy14m.
  • [Ward] Reed, Brenda Helen Keck. Benjamin Ward of Ashe County, North Carolina c1750-1820 and His Descendants. Oakland, Calif.: privately published, 1998. Available at the Johnson City Public Library, Johnson City, Tennessee.
  • [Witt] "The Witts of Lee County, Virginia," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Mar. 1997):64-66. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 2, no. 1 (Mar. 1997).